The War Of The Civil War

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"The most successful war seldom pays for its losses," said Thomas Jefferson. On the eve of the American Civil War, a struggle whose death toll surpassed 600,000 troops, it is easy to imagine that many citizens would have agreed with the founding father. And, loss of life was not the only problem caused by the fight. In the wake of the Civil War, Americans of all races faced the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, crippling personal debt, ambiguity regarding the redistribution of southern land, and a divisive political conflict over which branch of the federal government processes the most authority. However, a litany of problems also served as impetus for the American Civil War - with slavery, disagreement regarding division of new territory, dispute over the precedence of federal or state government, and the overarching inability of politicians to compromise topping the list. When examining the merit of the Civil War, the question becomes: Did the Civil War create more problems than it solved? No. When compared side by side, a list of post-war problems may be longer, but the Civil War ended the country’s practice of slavery. Slavery is the egregious and eternally unjustifiable act of keeping human beings as belongings and forcing them into labor. Slavery is evil. The American Civil War freed slaves, making it a struggle of exceptional merit and benefit. The first problem great problem to follow the Civil War came four days after the surrender of the Confederate

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